Mount Wilson (California)

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Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.wikipedia
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San Gabriel Mountains

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Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.
Mount Wilson is another famous peak, famed for the Mount Wilson Observatory and the antenna farm that houses many of the transmitters for local media.

Los Angeles County, California

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Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.
Most of the county's highest peaks are in the San Gabriel Mountains, including Mount San Antonio 10068 ft) at the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county lines, Mount Baden-Powell 9399 ft, Mount Burnham 8997 ft and Mount Wilson 5710 ft. Several lower mountains are in the northern, western, and southwestern parts of the county, including the San Emigdio Mountains, the southernmost part of Tehachapi Mountains and the Sierra Pelona Mountains.

Angeles National Forest

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Mount Wilson is a peak in the San Gabriel Mountains, located within the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument and Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County, California.
The Station Fire threatened the Mount Wilson Observatory atop Mt. Wilson.

CHARA array

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The newer CHARA Array, run by Georgia State University, is also sited there and does important interferometric stellar research.
The CHARA (Center for High Angular Resolution Astronomy) array is an optical interferometric array, owned by Georgia State University (GSU), and located on Mount Wilson, California.

Mount Wilson Toll Road

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In turn Wilson's trail became the predecessor of the Mount Wilson Toll Road.
The Mount Wilson Toll Road (1891–1936) is a historic roadway which ascended Mount Wilson via a vehicular passable road from the base of the foothills in Altadena.

Mount Wilson Observatory

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It is the location of the Mount Wilson Observatory, which is an important astronomical facility in Southern California with historic 60 in and 100 in telescopes, and 60 ft and 150 ft solar towers.
The MWO is located on Mount Wilson, a 1740 m peak in the San Gabriel Mountains near Pasadena, northeast of Los Angeles.

Antenna farm

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Mount Wilson is also heavily utilized for relay broadcasting of radio and television for the Greater Los Angeles Area.
Most metropolitan areas have at least one antenna farm, such as Mount Wilson in greater Los Angeles (seen at right), Sweat Mountain in metro Atlanta, Farnsworth Peak for the Salt Lake Valley, Riverview in Tampa, Florida, Baltimore's Television Hill and Slide Mountain (Mount Rose ski area) in the Reno/Tahoe area.

KTLA

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The first television antenna on Mount Wilson was erected in 1947 for pioneer station KTLA channel 5.
KTLA's studios are located at the Sunset Bronson Studios at 5800 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KPWR

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At about the same time, the first FM station broadcast from Mount Wilson, which was the old KFI-FM on 105.9 FM (signed off in 1950).
KPWR's studios are based in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, and the transmitter is at Mount Wilson.

Mount Lowe Railway

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In 1891, Thaddeus S. C. Lowe incorporated the Pasadena & Mount Wilson Railroad with the plan of building a scenic mountain railroad to the summit of Mt. Wilson.
The two men incorporated the Pasadena & Mount Wilson Railroad Co. in 1891 with intentions to build the railroad to Mount Wilson.

KCBS-TV/FM Tower

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The tallest of these, according to the FCC database, is the guyed mast built for KCBS-TV, now owned by Richland Towers, which stands at a height of 972 feet (296.3 m), built in 1986.
KCBS-TV/FM Tower (formerly the KNXT/KNX-FM Tower) is a 296.4 meter (972 ft) high guyed radio/television tower on Mount Wilson above Los Angeles (near the Mount Wilson Observatory) at 123 CBS Lane.

KCBS-TV

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The two stations share studios at the CBS Studio Center on Radford Avenue in the Studio City section of Los Angeles; KCBS-TV's transmitter is located on the western side of Mount Wilson near Occidental Peak.

Mount Lowe (California)

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The lenses ended up at Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin, and Lowe's railway ended up going to Oak Mountain (Mount Lowe).
Mt. Lowe was established as an alternate route for the Mount Lowe Railway when attempts to procure rights of way to the more prominent Mount Wilson had failed.

KABC-TV

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KABC-TV's studios are located on Circle Seven Drive in Glendale, and its transmitter is located on Mount Wilson.

KVEA

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These stations are (listed by virtual channel followed by physical channel): KSCI channel 18/18 (Multilingual Ind.), KWHY channel 22/4 (Ind.), KHTV-CD channel 6/22 (HSN), KPXN channel 30/24 (ION), KVEA channel 52/25 (Telemundo), KRCA channel 62/7 (Estrella TV), KBEH channel 63/4 (Ind.), and analog KZNO-LP channel 6 (Spanish Religious).
The two stations share studios on Lankershim Boulevard in Universal City; KVEA's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KNBC

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The two stations share studios on Lankershim Boulevard in Universal City; KNBC's transmitter is located on Mount Wilson.

American Broadcasting Company

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On May 7, 1949, Billboard revealed that ABC had proposed an investment of $6.25 million, of which it would spend $2.5 million to convert 20 acre of land in Hollywood into what would become The Prospect Studios, and construct a transmitter on Mount Wilson, in anticipation of the launch of KECA-TV, which was scheduled to begin operations on August 1 (but would not actually sign on until September 16).

KCAL-TV

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The two stations share studios at the CBS Studio Center on Radford Avenue in the Studio City section of Los Angeles; KCAL-TV's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KTTV

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The two stations share studios at the Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles; KTTV's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KRCA

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These stations are (listed by virtual channel followed by physical channel): KSCI channel 18/18 (Multilingual Ind.), KWHY channel 22/4 (Ind.), KHTV-CD channel 6/22 (HSN), KPXN channel 30/24 (ION), KVEA channel 52/25 (Telemundo), KRCA channel 62/7 (Estrella TV), KBEH channel 63/4 (Ind.), and analog KZNO-LP channel 6 (Spanish Religious).
The station's studios are located on North Victory Drive (near Interstate 5) in Burbank, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

Benjamin Davis Wilson

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The first recorded exploration of the mountain was performed by Benjamin Davis Wilson, also known as "Don Benito".
In 1864 Wilson took the first white man's expedition to a high peak of the San Gabriel Mountains that would be named Mount Wilson.

KCOP-TV

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The two stations share studios at the Fox Television Center in West Los Angeles; KCOP-TV's transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.

KPXN-TV

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These stations are (listed by virtual channel followed by physical channel): KSCI channel 18/18 (Multilingual Ind.), KWHY channel 22/4 (Ind.), KHTV-CD channel 6/22 (HSN), KPXN channel 30/24 (ION), KVEA channel 52/25 (Telemundo), KRCA channel 62/7 (Estrella TV), KBEH channel 63/4 (Ind.), and analog KZNO-LP channel 6 (Spanish Religious).
The two stations share offices on West Olive Avenue in Burbank and transmitter facilities atop Mount Wilson.

Thaddeus S. C. Lowe

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In 1891, Thaddeus S. C. Lowe incorporated the Pasadena & Mount Wilson Railroad with the plan of building a scenic mountain railroad to the summit of Mt. Wilson.
Unable to obtain all the rights of way to Mt. Wilson, the two men redirected their railway toward Oak Mountain via the Echo promontory.

KCET

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KCET's studios are located at The Pointe (on West Alameda Avenue and Bob Hope Drive, between The Burbank Studios and Walt Disney Studios complexes) in Burbank, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains (north of Sierra Madre).